Last Chance To Experience Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art.

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the ROM’s exhibition – Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art. – before it closes on September 5, 2016.  The exhibition has welcomed more than 90,000 visitors since it opened on April 2, 2016. On display in the Museum’s Roloff Beny Gallery, Tattoos explores the multifaceted world of tattooing and the complex relationship between tattoo artists and tattooed.

The ROM’s exhibition is curated by Chris Darling, Senior Curator of Entomology, and Kenneth Lister, Assistant Curator of Anthropology. Featured are over 200 objects including many loaned from the musée du quai Branly in Paris, and private lenders across Europe, along with nearly two dozen objects from the ROM’s Arctic, Egyptian, Pacific, East Asian and Natural History collections. Tracing tattoos across continents and over time, the show explores the factors that have made tattooing an important cultural practice, an art form, and a worldwide modern phenomenon. Highlights include nine documentary videos showing various aspects of tattooing in different cultures and 13 silicone body parts inked by leading tattoo artists including Tin-Tin (France), Horiyoshi III (Japan), Filip Leu (Switzerland), Paul Booth (USA), Chimé (Polynesia), and Yann Black (Montreal).

Tattoos is a separately ticketed exhibition. Tickets are available for: $8.00 (Adults), $6.00 (Seniors and Students), and $4.00 (Children). ROM Members enjoy the exhibition for free.

Visit for tickets and exhibition details.

Note: Please be aware that some printed and sculptural images in this exhibition depict nudity.

Photo Credit:
Silicone. © Tin-Tin. France, 2013
© musée du quai Branly, photo Thomas Duval
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